Pompano & Permit
Recently we have been catching some beautiful African Pompano and now Permit as well. These beautiful fish will be around for roughly 2 months. Can you tell the difference between a Florida Pompano, African Pompano, Permit and Palometa? While visually similar there are some distinct differences. View the table below to see the difference and then book your wreck fishing trip with the Main Attraction fishing team to try and get one of your own!
Can reach up to 42″ and weigh 50 lbs.
Long, threadlike rays at front of dorsal and anal fins (juveniles).
4–5 narrow bars on sides of juveniles only.
Can reach up to 45″ and weigh 50 lbs.
Orange coloring on belly and/or pelvic
May have a black spot behind the
Dorsal fin begins over anal fin.
Can reach up to 25″ and weigh 8 lbs.
Body is generally mostly silver with a darker back.
Yellow coloring on belly is common in juveniles and adults.
Dorsal fin begins forward of anal fin.
Can reach up to 20″ and weigh up to 1 lb.
Dorsal and anal fins are very elongated.
4 narrow bars on sides of both juveniles and adults.
Bright, silvery sides.